Chronic Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseasesare two of the most serious health issues facing humanity. Both can cause long-term health problems and can even be fatal. In this blog, we’ll discuss what chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases are, how they relate to each other, and how to manage them.
Chronic inflammation is a long-term, low-grade inflammation of the body’s tissues. It is caused by a variety of factors, including poor diet, stress, and environmental toxins. Chronic inflammation can lead to a variety of health issues, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own healthy tissues. These diseases can affect any part of the body, including the skin, joints, and organs. Common autoimmune diseases include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
The relationship between chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases is complex. Studies have found that people with chronic inflammation are more likely to develop autoimmune diseases. This is believed to be due to a weakened immune system, which is unable to protect the body from its own cells.
Managing chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases can be difficult. It’s important to take steps to reduce inflammation, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and managing stress. Additionally, your doctor may recommend medications or other treatments to reduce inflammation and help manage symptoms. Chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases can be serious health issues, but with proper management, they can be managed effectively.
AAIM uses acupuncture to be effective in several ways. First, it helps to reduce inflammation by stimulating the body's production of endorphins, which are natural painkillers. It also helps to reduce stress levels and increase relaxation, both of which can help reduce inflammation. In addition, AAIM can help to regulate the body's immune system, which is important in preventing and treating autoimmune conditions.
At AAIM, Dr. Brogdon considers each patient's unique health history to help treat specific symptoms of chronic inflammation and autoimmune conditions. For example, reducing joint pain, improving mobility, and reducing fatigue associated with these conditions. Treatments with AAIM can also be helpful in reducing inflammation in the digestive tract, which can be beneficial for those with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
If you think you may be suffering from either of these conditions give AAIM a call. Let us help you create a plan of action to reduce inflammation and manage your symptoms.